Wofford College students are reporting to campus this weekend for the 2022-23 academic year. First-year students arrive Saturday, and returning students begin moving in on Monday.
Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 31.
The college is welcoming 507 students in the Class of 2026 and 31 transfers.
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS FALL?
The Shape I’m In: Tri State Sculptors Member Exhibition
The Richardson Family Art Gallery and Café Space will have the exhibit “The Shape I’m In: Tri State Sculptors Member Exhibition” from Sept. 1 until Oct. 8. It will include indoor and outdoor works created by professional and student artists from across the Southeast. It’s inspired by a lyric from a country-folk song.
The Linton R. Dunson Constitution Day Address will be presented by William C. Hubbard, dean of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Hubbard will speak on education, democracy and the rule of law. Prior to joining the UofSC School of Law, Hubbard was partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Columbia, South Carolina. He also served as president of the American Bar Association in 2014-15.
Tie blankets for Miracle Hill
The campus community is invited to make tie blankets that will be donated to Miracle Hill, a local provider of homeless services, while learning about Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity. Blankets will be made at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept 13, in the Tony White Theater in the Mungo Student Center.
FIRST 54 events
The college’s First 54 calendar has events that first-year students are encouraged to attend as a way to get acclimated to campus life. The calendar highlights the first 54 days of the academic year, and it observes Wofford’s founding in 1854.
The 500-seat grandstand at Snyder field and the asphalt track were both replaced over the summer. The new three-lane walking track with rubberized surface was refurbished thanks to “A Day for Wofford” donations during 2021 and a challenge gift from Mike and Margaret Green Young ’92. Margaret Young is a member of the college’s board of trustees. Mike Young is Wofford’s former head men’s basketball coach. The Youngs requested that the track be named in memory of Jeremiah Tate ’17, a member of the men’s basketball team, who died unexpectedly in the summer of 2015 between his sophomore and junior year at Wofford.
Snyder Field’s enhancement was part of a campus beautification project that better connects the Mungo Student Center, Jerome Johnson Richardson Hall, Russell C. King Field and the college’s new softball stadium.
Construction is complete for a nearly 300-seat stadium for the college’s new softball team. The team’s first recruits are on campus as members of the Class of 2026.
Bathrooms were renovated in Marsh Hall, a residence hall for first-year students, and the building received new open study and gathering spaces.
A renovation for the Wellness Center began during the summer and is expected to continue during the fall semester. The Wellness Center is temporarily located in the Kilgo-Clinkscales House.
Streets and sidewalks
Evins and Cummings streets were paved and the curbs along Evins Street to North Church Street were repaired. A new crosswalk was installed near the Admission parking lot off Campus Drive.
The Wofford College Bookstore will move across North Church Street to a new shopping plaza called The Hub. It will include restaurants, retail and gathering spaces. The bookstore will have 5,758 square-feet of flexible space for the display and sale of merchandise and books and the capacity to serve as the site of college and community events. The college also will share outdoor space for gatherings with others in the plaza.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2